The Elan Maxx is a great ski for your smaller or newer skier. Elan has developed U-Flex Technology to make learning easier for the youngest representatives of our sport. U-Flex skis have ribs cut on the top sheet of the ski that enable it to flex when minimal pressure is applied to the ski giving them full edge contact for more control. The Full Power Cap Construction and Synflex Core are very forgiving for the lightweight skier to really test themselves and hone their technique. [+]